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unsupported format in vcd

Discussion in 'Video playback problems' started by heber, Oct 3, 2002.

  1. heber

    heber Member

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    i have this vcd that containg 2 files... track01.cda and track02.cda...
    it works fine on my stand-alone vcd player but i cant seem to play it in my pc!
    the problem seems to be in its extension 'cda'
    does anybody know any software that could play my vcd which is in .cda format?

    thnx in advance
     
  2. Dela

    Dela Administrator Staff Member

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    I reckon thats a dodgy bit of protection on the vcd. Basically, there is an audio track on the cd also that your pc reads first(i think)!!

    There is a way out of this, it requires you to install Nero Burning Rom!

    After you've it installed, go to "My Computer" and right click your drive that you have the cd in. Click the volumns tab. If I am right, there should be 2 items here, one will be an iso and the other will be audio.

    Double click the iso and you'll see a tick beside it. Now try and play it in your software dvd player!

    I think that could be the problem!!
     
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    thnx, but i still can't play it...
    it just says that it cant read 1 or more volumes...
    im not sure if the vcd itself is defective but im gonna try what you suggested if i come across one of these vcds again!

    thnx again! ;)
     
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    Well thats new to me. I havent seen one disk that nero wasnt able to change the volumn on!!
     
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    Actually, answer me one question!!

    Go to the cd and right click the files seperately. What are the file sizes?
     
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    hmmm... the size won't even show up
    but in explorer that two files are just 44k each
     
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    It's very strange, there should be four folders on vcd.

    Maybe this was recorded by a stand-alone dvd recorder!! They might record differently
     
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    are you using windows 98? there is another thread on this forum where somebody had the exact same problem in windows 98, but the same VCD works fine in Windows XP/2000/etc..

    you can read about his problems in this thread: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/8354

    Don't really know if his problem ever got fixed or not.. maybe you can ask him?
     
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    They're very strange because they seem to have been recorded like audio, which I have never seen before.

    I dunno I conceed to this one!

    Sorry I can't help
     
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    VCDjunkie Moderator Staff Member

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    This is twice I have seen this problem come up, and twice have not heard back from the people who had the problem.. am I to assume that this problem is resolved by downloading the latest Windows Media Player, or perhaps DVD player software?

    Anyhow, hope it worked out for you heber.
     
  11. Dela

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    Apparently, those little standalone dvd recorders automatically record in vcd when there is cd-r media present and not dvd-r/dvd-rw.

    Some of them supposedly have their very own formats to ensure that you will keep using their products (and are any of us surprised, really???).

    This could be the problem with the vcd you picked up.
     
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    VCDjunkie Moderator Staff Member

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    Would also have helped to know the origin of this VCD. I think that would have answered your questions Dela.. as for my question, I'm not sure if I am giving the right advice or not with this situation because nobody has given feedback one way or the other, which means that it worked, or they gave up.. either way, would be good to know for future reference.
     
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    heya!
    sorry abt the long delay... i had to go out of town for a while
    still can't play it on any application i have on my pc. i had to be contended using my stand-along vcd player!

    i've read the other thread and ill download the players mentioned there as soon as i get settled again! i'll reply soon

    you've been great help guys!

    thnx
     
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